Darkhan Music presents the much demanded self titled AVAST EP, for the first time to be released on vinyl. This is where it all started with AVAST, a two track killer release that is atmospheric, poetic, brutal, dark and mesmerizing. Giving the listener a 16 minute soundscape of Norwegian blackgaze to its perfection. The track Declare is a mockery to war itself, in a world where its inhabitants are perfectly capable of destroying their own creation, and laying a red carpet for their own extinction. Fire and Ice is based on one of the most popular poems by Robert Frost. Inspired by a passage in Canto 32 of Dante's Inferno, in which the worst offenders of hell, the traitors, are submerged, while in a fiery hell, up to their necks in ice. AVAST is a band that reviewers and promoters place in a variety of genres, with blackgaze and post-black metal at the forefront. But it could equally be said that the band's roots lie in punk rock and hardcore, given that AVAST's lyrics are not centered around the usual black metal themes, but tend more towards a philosophical and poetical take on social and environmental issues. Whichever genre you'd like to put them in, there is absolutely no doubt that AVAST skillfully fuses the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post- rock, to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing.